Reading a thread on here that recommended scanning pc's to check their security. My pc showed that "port 1025 responded" and I should "arrange to close this port to external access" Should I be concerned? and if so how do I close this port? & will this prevent any programs on the computer working?
I've just been reading the manual for ZA version 6 click here;jsessionid=CrqjGY1dJANnAqgnDWVakARFV5RlTjRWArfN17WUUtaGWMc1WggD!-442475153!-1062696904!7551!7552!NONE?lid=ps_za and you should be able to block indiviual ports. This is an extract from the manual:
To change a port’s access permission:
1. Select Firewall|Main.
2. In either the Internet Zone Security or the Trusted Zone Security area, click Custom.
The Custom Firewall Settings dialog appears.
3. Scroll to locate High and Medium security settings.
4. To block or to allow a specific port or protocol, click the check box beside it.
5. Click Apply, then click OK.
I don't know if you can block a specific port, I can't try it because I don't use ZA.
Thanks octal tried that, did'nt see any mention of port 1025.There are things in there like Allow outgoing DNS (UDP port 53) 67 ICMP Echo Allow incoming UDP ports etc etc etc All way above my head!! I just wondered if anybody on here had bothered to close this port, If nobody here has it cant be all that much of a problem. I went through all the programs that have internet access and changed them all to "ask for permision" and increased xp's own firewall settings (although I noticed in zonealarm there is a checkbox to disable xp firewall!!) Thanks for your help and time.